Review: Black Distortion by Nembrini Audio

Black Distortion by Nembrini Audio

Black Distortion by Nembrini Audio

Nembrini Audio, an Italian software developer, has released a new distortion plugin that is entirely free, called Black Distortion

The Black Distortion plug-in is based on the RAT2 distortion pedal. This will be your distortion effect for every track, whether it’s rock, blues, punk, or jazz, thanks to Nembrini Audio.

Black Distortion

The Black Distortion plugin has only three control knobs that will allow you to achieve that “classic guitar” tone, set the perfect amount of gain with the ‘DRIVE’ control, increase the level of distortion from slight overdrive to a total diffuse assault, control the amount of presence of the high frequencies with the ‘FILTER’ control, and set the perfect amount of gain with the ‘LEVEL’ control.

“The beauty of the Black Distortion plugin lies in its versatility. Used as a primary distortion, it excels at arena rock rhythm tones and soaring leads. Do you have an amplifier plugin with too much headroom? Let the Black Distortion plugin be your dirty channel. Maybe you already love your amplifier plugin distortion. Use the Black Distortion plugin as a boost for solos and get the extra kick you need.”

Final Thought

The Black Distortion plug-in, like the pedal it was inspired by, has a filter control—turn it to the left to roll off high-end frequencies, or to the left to let a guitar’s brilliance show. From moderate overdrive to full-on fuzzy attack, guitarists may dial in the proper amount of gain. It provides a variety of gritty tones for enhancing solos and leads when used as the main distortion tool.

This plugin would be ideal for guitarists. However, because I am not a guitarist, I use such plugins in sound design or to make my synth sound more aggressive. In addition, you may want to apply a distortion pedal effect on vocals in parallel; the possibilities in mixing are endless. Black Distortion is an excellent choice for this sort of processing, and you should give it a try even if you don’t intend to use it on guitars.

Download 'Black Distortion' For FREE

The Black Distortion plugin may be downloaded for free from the developer Nembrini Audio’s official website HERE. You must have a user account on the website to download Black Distortion; you may create one for free and gain access to all of Nembrini Audio’s free products.

System Requirements

The Black Distortion plugin is available in VST, VST3, AU, and AAX formats for Windows and Mac OS (64bits).


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